Our Pastor

Gary F. Hoover 
and wife Vickie

Pastor Gary F. Hoover and his wife, Vickie, entered the ministry in 1986. They have served two churches in Indiana as associate pastor and youth pastor, eight of those years at CLF. They have also served CLF as missionaries in Spain. On July 13, 1997, Gary became Senior Pastor of CLF. Gary and Vickie were married in 1981 and have three children with three granddaughters, two grandsons and one on the way.

Pastor Gary is a 1981 graduate of Eastern High School, Greentown, Indiana. He received an Associates of Practical Theology Degree from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas in 1986. He also has received training from Worldwide Evangelization for Christ missionary candidate school on Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania in 1994 and went to serve as missionaries in Spain in 1995-1996.

Meet Our Team
Founder and Elders

Dr H. Logan Sparling

Dr. Logan is the founder of Christian Life Fellowship. He is retired from preaching. He and wife Carolyn enjoy wintering in Florida. Logan has two living children, Kyle and Kari, and one deceased son, Kevin, from his late wife Bonnie. He has seven grandchildren,  and ten great-grandchildren. Carolyn has three sons and eight grandchildren.

David Long, Jr.

David is the Transportation & Maintenance Director at Taylor Community School Corporation. He is married to Cindy Long, who is retired from Tri Central School Corporation. David has two children, Christi and Adam, and nine grandchildren.

Brad Webber

Brad is currently working at  Infineon Technologies Americas Corporation as a Case Manager. He is married to Donnette who is currently a homemaker. Brad has one daughter, Kayla, and two grandchildren.

Brent Greene

Brent is retired from Fiat-Chrysler Corporation. He is married to Debby who works part-time at Ulta Beauty, Kokomo. They have one daughter, Chelsea, and a grand-dog, who lives in Grand Rapids.


Barney Shayne

Barney is a Part-Time Special Needs Bus Driver at Taylor Community School Corporation. He is recently a widower after 42 years of marriage to Mariann Shayne. He has two sons, Ryan and Nathan, and two grandchildren.


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